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Pete Wright Surviving Retail

By • Jul 13th, 2010 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
Surviving Retail
Pete Wright
The Point
Through July 23rd
75 minutes
Reviewed July 11, 2010

The Official Description: “Money is the root of all retail sales, just like all evil,” says Pete Wright. He’s the retail soldier who offers humorous, absolutely true tales and observations from his 20-plus years on the storefront lines of Capitalism.

What You’ll Like: You’ll see yourself in at least some of the stories Pete Wright shares from his time in the retail trenches. And if you’ve spent any time at all on the cash register side of the counter, you’ll agree with many of the situations and his descriptions of the customers he has had to deal with.

What You Won’t: Wright progressed through his stories chronologically, which weakened the overall impact of his stories. A stronger decision may have been to tell the stories categorically (Christmas, kids, stupid customers, signs) as many of the stories he told touched many similar themes. Unfortunately, the impact of this style of humor is reduced by the prevalent amount of it online, such as at WaiterRant and Not Always Right.

Overall: Amusing stories about things that happen in retail.

Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided a complimentary media ticket to ShowBizRadio for this review.

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has performed in local productions, but prefers to be behind the scenes. Mike earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and the Online News Association.

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